Museum of Deportation & Resistance
The Museum of Deportation & Resistance documents the spirit of Resistance encompassed by the partisan Forest Brothers, who fought...
St Michael the Archangel Church
The Soviets turned this blue neo-Byzantine church that fills the sky so dramatically at the eastern end of Laisvės alėja into a...
Kaunas Picture Gallery
An underrated gem, with works by late-20th-century Lithuanian artists and a room devoted to Jurgis Mačiūnas, the father of the Fluxus...
Decent option if you’re fed up with potato dumplings, cold soup and all the rest. Good, basic Chinese cooking, with an excellent...
Sugihara House information
Lonely Planet review
Kaunas-based Japanese diplomat Chiune Sugihara (1900-86) saved 12,000 Jewish lives between 1939 and 1940, issuing transit visas to stranded Polish Jews who faced being forced into Soviet citizenship. When the Soviets annexed Lithuania and ordered all consulates be shut he asked for a short extension. Dubbed 'Japan's Schindler', he disobeyed orders for 29 days by signing 300 visas per day, and handed the stamp to a Jewish refugee when he left. Sugihara House tells his life story.